Electric cars

Blue Bird, Largest Electric School Bus Order, BYD and Shell Charging Partner – EV News Update

Blue Bird, Largest Electric School Bus Order, BYD and Shell Charging Partner - EV News Update

With a long list of beautiful stories of electric cars, there has been a boom in news about electric trucks, electric vans and electric buses over the past week. Scroll down to see the full list of stories.

Electric Bus News

Charged up and ready to go! Metro’s battery bus fleet celebrates the opening of a charging facility and the start of battery electric bus service

Mobility House compensates over $1 million for King County Metro’s first electric bus charging facility

Grudziądz green investment in Solaris e-buses

Blue Bird Receives Largest Electric School Bus Order Ever

Novi Sad will become the first Serbian city to operate Solaris e-buses

Another 472 city buses in Hamburg will be electric in the future

£8.4m secured for more electric buses in York

Zakopane improves its ecological municipal transport with zero-emission Urbino 12 electric buses

Electric Truck News

Volta Trucks raises 230 million euros and confirms the arrival of the world’s first fully electric 16-tonne utility vehicle in Spain

Forest River and Lightning eMotors Expand Partnership to Offer Factory-Certified All-Electric Repower Program for Shuttles and Vans

More than 50,000 existing gas-powered Class 4 shuttles can be re-powered with Lightning eMotors electric powertrains. (Photo: Forest River Bus)

Lightning eMotors Reports Q4 and Full Year 2021 Financial Results

Record order from Maersk for Volvo electric trucks

Deliveries of Volvo VNR electric trucks to Performance Team, a Maersk company, will begin in the second quarter of 2022.

Hino Trucks begins field testing and validation of Allison’s next-generation all-electric axle on track for production launch

Ecovolta electrifies Traxter for Stoos Railways

Founded in 2012, Orange EV now has the most zero-emission trucks in service in the United States

Oshkosh Defense receives its first order for a fleet of next-generation delivery vehicles

Volvo Trucks receives an order for 50 Volvo VNR electric trucks for WattEV’s truck-as-a-service start-up

Volvo Trucks Receives Order for 50 Volvo VNR Electric Trucks for Truck-as-a-Service Startup from WattEV

Electric trucks Einride_Maersk Image

Einride and AP Moller-Maersk team up for largest ever electrification of heavy road freight

GoFor and Odin Automotive Partner to Launch New Electric Vehicle Last-Mile Delivery Business Platform in North America

All-electric Volta Zero lands in Milan on its final European tour

USPS orders 50,000 next-generation delivery vehicles; 10,019 Being Electric

Electric truck news: fleet of next-generation delivery vehicles. Photo courtesy of Business Wire.

Electric vehicle charging news

Bicester tech startup signs deal to build Malaysia’s electric vehicle charging network

“Bicester-based tech start-up EZ-Charge has opened the door to huge international growth by signing a deal that will see its technology form the backbone of a new electric vehicle charging network in Malaysia.

“He said, ‘We intend to make the development of charging stations cheaper compared to overseas.

“With localized manufacturing and technology development, we believe in developing this technology as well as providing talent in the end-to-end process of design, test, prototype, commissioning.”

Image reproduced with the kind permission of EZ-Charge.

BYD and Shell partner for electric vehicle charging in China and Europe

A BYD Han EV at a Shell Recharge site. Image courtesy of BYD.

Tenfold increase in charging stations by 2030 as government leads electric vehicle revolution

Lucid Motors offers drivers free charging in Canada

Charging an electric vehicle during the Canadian winter

ChargePoint offers Toyota bZ4X drivers a seamless charging experience at home and away

Andersen launches the first electric vehicle charger with integrated camouflage technology

Good Move: how Europe is leading the world in improving cities by changing the way we move

Battery News

Theion appoints Dr. Ulrich Ehmes as CEO; Unveils Crystal Battery for All Mobile Apps

The basis for the implementation of 3D printed sodium-ion batteries will be ready for the market by 2025

Orbia Fluorinated Solutions’ Advanced Electrolyte Materials Improve Performance of Amprius Technologies’ Industry-Leading Li-ion Batteries

Win-win for Europe: mineral processing plant in Finland set to increase vanadium production for Europe

Portage Battery Site Powers Clean Energy Transformation in Wisconsin

Enovix Announces BrakeFlow™ Technology

Biden administration drafts order to invoke Defense Production Act for green energy storage technology

LG Energy Solution to invest KRW 1.7 trillion in its first cylindrical battery factory in the US

LGES will build a battery factory in Arizona

Nissan partners with Enel to launch an innovative “Second Life” storage system for used electric car batteries

Stellantis and LG Energy Solution to Invest Over C$5 Billion in Joint Venture for Canada’s First Large-Scale Lithium-Ion Battery Production Plant

Microvast launches new Li-ion battery cells and next-generation packs

Microvast launches new Li-ion battery cells and next-generation packs

Rio Tinto completes acquisition of Rincon lithium project


BYD will use the NVIDIA DRIVE Hyperion computing architecture in its New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) for automated driving and parking, starting in the first half of 2023.

Aurora Unveils Carpool Test Fleet, Based on Toyota Sienna

Climate change

Satellite data shows the entire Conger ice shelf has collapsed in Antarctica


ArcelorMittal Tubarão, Brazil, becomes the first ResponsibleSteel certified site in Latin America

Ore processing plant in Finland expected to boost vanadium production for Europe

Leapmotor Enters Capital Markets Electric Vehicle Racer With Hong Kong IPO Plan

As Air Pollution Decreased, Tribal Nations Were Left Out

Wealth is the biggest predictor of emissions

Billionaire Koch is betting big on an electric future

SpaceX drops Starship SN20 from first orbital flight test for new prototype

Check back later for more on what’s happening in the world of electric vehicles.


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